Blog Comment and analysis on the key issues in health and social care Search Apply Listing Content Type Viewing: All blogs All blogs Share this content Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on Email Print this page Topics Health and care services Adult social care Cancer services (-) Community services Emergency care General practice Hospital care Long-term conditions Maternity services (-) Mental health New models of care Public health Leadership, systems and organisations Clinical commissioning groups Clinical leadership Health and wellbeing boards Integrated care Local service design Quality improvement System leadership Voluntary and community sector Workforce and skills Patients, people and society Children and young people Older people Patient experience Patient involvement Patient safety Technology and data Policy, finance and performance Commissioning and contracting Devolution Governance and regulation Health and Social Care Act 2012 (-) NHS finances Performance Productivity (-) Social care finances Year 2008 2009 2010 (-) 2011 (-) 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Blog Payment by Results: time for a rethink? The more we have got to know about how PbR operates and similar payment methods in other countries operate in practice, the more there seems to be a case for a rethink, says John Appleby. Blog How can we deal with financial pressures in health and social care? Chris Ham draws on discussions from our recent integrated care conference to identify four key building blocks of a whole-system solution. Blog Transforming health and social care: can the chrysalis become a butterfly? Chris Ham argues that much bolder approach is needed to bring about innovative models of care that meet the population's needs. Blog Provider reform: will anything be different this time round? Current debates about the future of hospitals and bringing care closer to home echo those of the 1970s. So will anything be different this time round? Blog Who gets how much of the public health budget? David Buck looks at how public health funding allocations will be decided with the help of the Advisory Council of Resource Allocation (ACRA). Blog Dithering on Dilnot? Despite the coalition's pledge in its programme for government that it recognised the urgency of reform, almost a year has elapsed since Dilnot reported. Blog What every CCG leader should know about mental health Chris Naylor asks what role CCGs can play to stop people with mental health losing out in the NHS. Blog Are we wasting money on care that patients don’t want? Anna Dixon discusses whether asking patients what care they wanted could be a much simpler solution towards making savings. Blog The colour of money: Dilnot and the social care White Paper Richard Humphries discusses the government’s forthcoming social care White Paper and the final piece of the jigsaw – Andrew Dilnot’s report on how care is funded. Blog Beware the rationing of care Will our trust in clinicians lend local decisions on restrictions to treatments a new kind of legitimacy? Or will such decisions erode our trust in our local doctor? Blog Managing ACSCs: how can avoidable hospital admissions be reduced? One of the benefits of the UK’s primary care based system is that it keeps patients away from unnecessary admission to hospital – however it may not be succeeding. Blog Tackling financial failure: how will the proposed legislation work out in practice? While opposition to the Bill has got louder, there has been relatively little debate about the new powers for Monitor and what they will mean in practice. Blog Who gets what gets tricky: allocating public health resources to local authorities With huge varieties in spending across the country, David Buck considers the role ACRA must play in distributing budgets for public health. Blog Effective chronic care means recognising the importance of mental health As policy-makers focus on how integrated care can become a reality in the UK, integration of mental and physical health care should be a key part of the debate. Blog Health Select Committee weighs in to debate on social care With the government's response to the Dilnot report on social care funding weeks away, will the HSC's new report set out a compelling case for social care change? Blog All I want for Christmas... is better care for the elderly With the pressures on A&E, Richard Humphries explains that it's the frail elderly patients that remain in hospital beds that we should be more concerned about. Blog Can we be aspirational about quality standards for mental health when resources are so tight? Joanna Goodrich considers the impact of NICE's aspirational guidance on the delivery of adult mental health care on patient-centred care. Blog We need to make our wards more friendly for people with dementia The report of the National Audit of Dementia Care in General Hospitals 2011 has put a sharp focus on the care of people with dementia in hospitals. Blog Real spending figures for the English NHS: an update John Appleby's blog about how new inflation estimates affect real spending figures for the NHS. Blog Data blog: what's happening to NHS redundancies? James Thompson explores the figures behind this year's NHS redundancies in his data blog. Subscribe to our Weekly Update newsletterPublications: Independent research and analysis on health and social care Reports, long reads and articles.